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# Calculate the appropriate heparin dose based on the following...

Calculate the appropriate heparin dose based on the following order: Increase the heparin rate by 2 units/kg/hr. Pertinent information: patient age: 60 yo sex: F ht: 5'3" wt: 180 lbs Current heparin 25,000 units/250 mL running at 12 mL/h.   The final answer should be the final rate that you will set your pump to run the new dose in mL/h to the nearest 10th (1 decimal place).

Ideal body weight

Males: IBW = 50 kg + 2.3 kg per inch over 5 feet

Females: IBW = 45.5 kg + 2.3 kg per inch over 5 feet

Adjusted Body Weight = IBW + 0.4 (ABW - IBW) in kg

IBW = Ideal body weight

ABW = actual body weight

1 kg = 2.2 lbs

1 inch = 2.54 cm

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